Yesterday was officially the last day of classes for the 2009-2010 class of the Vlerick full-time IMBA programme. It was a bittersweet time for most, but we managed to keep the mood upbeat and celebratory. There was even a bit of an impromptu dance party, with a few of us during our lunch break.
After classes and a quick stop for drinks at the In-Bev Lounge at Vlerick, I headed into Brussels with two of my friends to do a little networking at the Internations Brussels event.
Internations is a social networking site for the expatriate community- ‘the globally minded’. I recently signed on because of my friends (and former co-worker) invited me to join.
I met quite a few interesting people, including someone from the European Commission, a couple of consultants for a bank and a trio of co-workers from a local medical devices company. It was nice change of pace to do a bit of networking outside the Vlerick walls.
Now I’m focused on getting through the next week.
I have a couple of final exams (managerial accounting & operations management) in the next week. My final assessment project for organisational behaviour is also due this weekend and I’m in the midst of finalising it now. We also have a big group project due while we’re on our China trip, so most of us are getting as much of it completed before we fly at the end of this month.
Although classes have ended, I’ll be busy with my China study trip, exams and projects until the end of April. I keep pinching myself because I can hardly believe that this time last year I was just considering coming to Vlerick and now I’m nearly two-thirds of the way towards receiving my MBA.
I’ll miss seeing my classmates on a daily basis when our In-Company projects begin, but I’m ready to begin the next phase of my MBA adventure!